Chris has dedicated her career to building a healthier future for our people and planet, making her a natural fit to join the Ocean Spray cooperative. “It is such a meaningful opportunity to work for a farmer-owned cooperative that is harnessing the intrinsic power of the cranberry in its products, while at the same time caring for and improving our environment.”
As Ocean Spray’s Director of Global Corporate Affairs and Communications, Chris leads Ocean Spray’s Public Relations, Integrated Partnerships, Sustainability, Government Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Consumer Affairs, and Internal Communications teams. In this role, her primary goal is to ensure Ocean Spray connects its farms to families worldwide, improving the access, affordability, and quality of nutritious food to all communities.
Chris joins Ocean Spray from the Milken Institute’s Center for Public Health where she fostered strategic partnerships and led programming to elevate sustainable solutions to the health crises around the globe. Prior to Milken, Chris served as Strategy Director and Legal Counsel for Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America, where she worked with corporate leaders, health experts, government officials, and celebrities to improve health and wellness in all communities.
For over a decade, Chris has cultivated more than 200 corporate partnerships, led dozens of marketing initiatives, engaged over 100 celebrities, directed meaningful policy, and led legal and compliance strategies–all with the health and wellbeing of children, families, and communities at the core of her work.